Revista Brasileira de Educação
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SANTOS, Akiko. Complexity and transdisciplinarity in education: five principles for rescuing the lost link. Rev. Bras. Educ. [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.37, pp. 71-83. ISSN 1413-2478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-24782008000100007.
This article discusses the potential of a number of principles, elaborated by scientists of different areas, for rescuing the meaning of knowledge for life, a link lost by the practice of fragmentation. These are the holographic principle (David Bohm/Edgar Morin), the principle of complementarity of opposites (Niels Böhr), the principle of transdisciplinarity (Basarab Nicolescu), the uncertainty principle (Werner Heisenberg) and that of autopoiesis (H. Maturana e F. Varela) which are integrated in the theory of complexity and transdisciplinarity.
Keywords : education; complexity; transdisciplinarity.